Fresh Prince, one of everyone’s all-time favorite shows, the kickstart to Will Smith’s acting career, and a show that embodies the 90s… actually seems like a show that shouldn’t be touched with a reboot. It’s classic, and how can you improve on that?
On the other hand, a well-executed reboot could be… well, fresh. The promising sign for this case is that Will Smith is reportedly leading the efforts.
TV Line reports Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, is in the very early stages of developing a new show that “puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of the original series.” The pitch is still in the works, and Smith is expected to start shopping the show in coming weeks along with his not-divorced wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. (via Complex)
If that’s the case, I’m intrigued to see where this goes and am hoping for best case scenario: creative, not corny plot that adds a new layer altogether to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air story. Maybe even inspired by his own prince, Jaden?? Stay tuned…